Men's Tennis Match Recaps

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Men's Tennis Match Recaps

NMSU Men's Tennis Claims Third Consecutive WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Less than a year since joining the New Mexico State men’s tennis program, newcomer Sergi Espias earned his keep Sunday afternoon with a 7-5, 6-0 victory at No. 4 singles and clinched the Aggies’ third-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season title at the Championship Field Tennis Courts.

The win gave NM State its second undefeated run in conference play in three years (5-0). The Aggies are now 14-5 overall as they wrap up the regular-season with a pair of non-conference matches before they play host to the WAC Championship (April 28-30).

Stijn de Haan and Mauri Benitez picked up a 6-3 victory on court No. 2 to open up doubles play before the ever-so consistent duo of Christofer Goncalves and Luis Flores defeated UTRGV’s (5-20, 2-3 WAC) top doubles pair 6-3. The Vaqueros’ team of Koby Jansen and Clement Sarradin were able to take court No. 3, 6-4, but it was too little too late.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Dominates Balloon Fiesta Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Led by junior Christofer Goncalves, the New Mexico State men’s tennis team concluded the Balloon Fiesta in dominating fashion on Sunday as the Aggies won 4-of-6 singles flights as well as the No. 1 doubles flight.

Goncalves and teammate Luis Flores picked up their eight-straight doubles victory en route to claiming their second doubles flight crown in as many tournaments.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Falls To Texas Tech 4-0 In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team saw its season come to an end on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Texas Tech at the McLeod Tennis Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Aggies (12-10) wrapped up their season 12-10 overall and 4-1 in Western Athletic Conference play, earning its second-straight WAC regular-season title and tournament championship in as many years.

The Eighth-ranked Red Raiders (28-5) took an early 1-0 lead at the conclusion of doubles play with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 position. Stijn de Haan and Christofer Goncalves was the first NM State squad to fall at No. 2 doubles, 6-1. Texas Tech took the 1-0 lead heading into singles play after Liam Goldberg and Strahinja Trecakov fell 6-2 at the No. 1 slot.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Repeats As WAC Champions

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BROWNSVILLE, TX - The New Mexico State men's tennis team came out on top, 4-3, in a thrilling back-and-forth match against Missouri-Kansas City and captured its second-straight Western Athletic Conference Championship.

With the win, the Aggies (12-9) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second-consecutive season and fourth time in program history (1997, 2000, 2015).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Goncalves Win Gives NM State Men's Tennis First WAC Title; Earns Freshman Of The Year

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico men’s tennis team won its first Western Athletic Conference tournament championship with a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory over UT-Pan American in Sunday’s championship match.

The top-seeded Aggies trailed after doubles’ play, but won four singles’ matches including a three-set battle on court No. 3 between NM State freshman Christofer Goncalves and Koby Jansen. Goncalves dropped the first set, 3-6, but came back in the second set to win 7-5, then won the third set 7-5, to clinch the Aggies first conference tournament championship.

With the win, NM State also guaranteed a spot in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, it will be its first tournament appearance since 2000.

The Aggies also earned several WAC postseason accolades. Head coach Carlos Vargas was named WAC Coach of the Year, while Goncalves was named WAC Freshman of the Year, and was selected to the All-WAC First Team in singles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Tennis Loses Heartbreaker To Idaho In WAC Championship Match

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s tennis team came up just short in the 2014 WAC Championship finals, falling to No. 2 seed Idaho, 4-3. The Aggies end the season with a 12-11 overall record.

“Obviously it was tough to lose this match today but our team left everything they had on the court and I couldn’t be more proud of our effort,” head coach Carlos Vargas said. “We had a good year. Idaho is a good team and we knew today was going to be a fight.”

It all came down to the doubles point in the championship match, as the two teams were tied at 3-3 after six singles matches.

In singles action, Strahinja Trecakov defeated Jose Bendeck of Idaho, 7-5, 7-6, at the No. 1 singles spot, while No. 4 singles junior Germain Degardin beat Odon Barta, 6-2, 6-2.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Men's Tennis Photos

NM State vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Men's Tennis Photos

Freshman Duo Wins Balloon Fiesta Invitational Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State men's tennis team concluded the Balloon Fiesta Invitational with the freshman pair of Daniel Fernandez and Naveen Manivannan capturing the doubles title of the Cherry flight.

Fernandez and Manivannan defeated fellow Aggies, senior Luis Ramirez and junior Marc Westgate, 8-5, en route to the crown. Sophomore Germain Degardin and freshman Yannick Blank also won third place of the draw after defeating sophomore Luke Manley and junior Alex Clinkenbeard of Denver, 8-4.

"Overall, it was a good tournament for us and I'm satisfied with the way we played," head coach Carlos Vargas said. "We have a very talented group and continue to improve every week."

In the Cherry singles flight, Ramirez lost a three-set struggle in the finals to New Mexico's sophomore Sam Iftikhar, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. In the third-place match, Fernandez beat junior Mads Hegelund of UNM, 6-1, 6-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Nevada Photos

NM State vs. Nevada Photos